Fado Alexandrino. Antonio Lobo Antunes, Author, Gregory Rabassa, Translator Grove/Atlantic $ (p) ISBN António Lobo Antunes, who has been called “one of Portugal’s pre-eminent writers” by The New York Times, was born in Lisbon in , where he still resides. But ”Fado Alexandrino” is a vastly different book – more ambitious, more complex and, inevitably perhaps, far more difficult. The one lonely.
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Frequently, the character who forms the focus of a particular chapter will begin speaking to the Captain in the present and in the first person, and then his story will switch to the third person as some experience in the past is narrated.
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Oct 02, Robert Hyman rated it liked it. In each part, chapters 1, 5, and 9 are centered on the Soldier; 2, 6, and 10 on the Lieutenant Colonel; 3, 7, and 11 on the Communications Officer; and 4, 8, and 12 on the Second Lieutenant. The Soldier lived with them and was intrigued by Odete. Due to the success of his first novel, Lobo Antunes decided to devote his evenings to writing. The psychology of the military veteran plays a significant role in the novel, and the author carefully depicts the often difficult transition for soldiers returning to civilian life.
They plan a robbery, which goes awry when the car crashes.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Thanks for telling us about the alexanddino. Open Preview See a Problem? Talk of killing him emerges among the drunken men. Francisco rated it it was amazing Aug 01, Not an easy book to read but worth the time and energy spent. I know littl This was a challenging and very difficult book to understand and read.
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Oct 12, Daniel Pinto rated it really liked it. It helps to know at least aoexandrino little of midth Ce As other readers have said, this is NOT an easy book to read due to the stream of consciousness, the characters not being given names aleexandrino by military rank – very slow reading. View all 7 comments. Thomas Mendes rated it really liked it Jul 23, For hundred favo we follow these soldiers and their wives, girlfriends, bosses, oomrades lives for better or worse mostly for worse. Themes [ edit ] The psychology of the military veteran plays a significant role in the novel, and the author carefully depicts the often difficult transition for soldiers returning to civilian life.
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To gain money to take Odete out, the Soldier started accepting money for alexandino from a year-old man, a painter. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. As they eat and drink, each one allexandrino what he’s been doing in the intervening years. Nov 07, Matthew Stowell rated it really liked it.
Lobo Antunes is a demanding author, especially in this book, which is one of his least accessible, but every page or so you come upon a sentence or phrase so extraordinary, you have to stop fadi savor it and usually write it down. Chapter 11 of Part Three breaks with the format established by the other chapters and will be covered in the plot synopsis.
He joined a military regiment and was promoted to the rank of commander.
This page was last edited on 17 Marchat He draws a detailed picture of Portuguese society seen from the bottom up; no touristy views for him. In the final chapters the voices are so intermingled as to be practically indistinguishable. Isabel rated it liked it Oct 04, He continues to court Odete even as he provided sex for money to the old painter and others. It was published in Portuguese in and in English translation by Gregory Rabassa in Mozambique, where they fought, was in many ways a tropical Eden, from which they were expelled.
May 10, Michi rated it did not like it.
Lobo Antunes, whose other works I didn’t know, has written a nearly page masterpiece which definitely is aexandrino for everyone. Bram rated it really liked it Sep 05, There’s a soldier, become a furniture mover for his uncle’s tottering business.
Not an easy read. As other readers have said, this is NOT an easy book to read due to the stream of consciousness, the characters not being given names described by military rank – very slow reading.
Deze schrijver kan mij niet bekoren! But, if you like a slow, tedious narrative, give it a shot. Even when something interesting happened, I didn’t care because it took so long to get to it. The third soldier, the Communications officer, is a Communist who stayed on in the military so that he could work for the Party while in Lisbon; he’s in love with a dedicated Marxist, Dalia.
The novel combines different tenses and points of view in a stream-of-consciousness fashion. Daniel Martins rated it alexwndrino it Aug 12, Unfortunately, I don’t like stream-of-consciousness writing, and so this was extremely painful for me. Either you’re going to be blown away by this incredible book or you’re going to toss it after the first 20 pages.